'The 20th edition of the Australian Entertainment and Media Outlook 2020-2024 report from PwC has arrived, showing that to the end of December 2020, total Australian advertising spend contracted by 8.0% to A$15.4 billion, and consumer spend dropped by 1.9% to A$42.5 billion - with plenty more detail to share, so read on!
GUEST OPINION by Peter O’Connor, Vice President – Sales, Asia Pacific, Snowflake: As the amount of digital data in the world continues to grow exponentially, extracting meaning from it is becoming an increasingly challenging task.
Three in five Australian workers are open to their employer mandating COVID-19 vaccinations in the workplace, according to the June quarter Employee Sentiment Index (ESI) from cloud-based HR provider Elmo Software.
GUEST OPINION by Steve Singer, Regional Vice President and Country Manager – Australia and New Zealand at Zscaler: When the global pandemic turned the world of work on its head in early 2020, many organisations had to radically rethink their methods of operation.
Equinix global report reveals changing working patterns spark a surge in digital infrastructure investment.
Australian-listed Macquarie Telecom Group has been recognised as one of the top places to work in Australia in the annual global Best Places to Work List, for fostering an “inclusive workforce” and its Heartbeat customer service program.
GUEST OPINION by Lucas Salter, General Manager ANZ and APJ, Data Protection Solutions, Dell Technologies: Keeping an organisation running remotely brings challenges. Some are well documented - insert your videoconferencing call horror story here - but one of the biggest and underappreciated, is managing protecting, and recovering data from traditional and modern applications across core data centres, edge locations and public clouds.
Complaints about phone and Internet services decreased 4% in the last financial year ending 30 June 2020, but despite the drop residential consumers and small businesses still made 127,151 complaints to the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman over the 12-months, according to the TIO’s 2019-20 annual report.
GUEST OPINION by Paul Leahy Country Manager, ANZ, Qlik: It’s no secret that data has permeated every aspect of our lives; it sits at the centre of global industries and conversations, touching everything from elections to weather. As with most topics, there is debate, dispute and often doubt as to the role data can, should, and will have in our lives… How will data change our world? What will this look like when it comes to school, work and health? Could data improve learning? How can we use it? And, where are the privacy and ethics lines when we do?
The Australian Government is investing $1.67 billion in its 2020 cyber security strategy which it says will protect and strengthen the security and resilience of Australia’s critical infrastructure, and ensure law enforcement agencies have the powers and technical capabilities to detect, target, investigate and disrupt cyber crime – including on the dark Web.
Video conferencing, video streaming and accessing cloud-based office applications have driven a large increase in data demand on the NBN access network as more Australians turn to their broadband services for work, education and entertainment, according to a new report.
Internet service provider Aussie Broadband has responded to the COVID-19 crisis with a range of measures for customers who have to work from home.
Australian health insurer Bupa has launched an Automation Innovation Academy aimed at delivering on the company’s objectives of embedding new artificial intelligence and automation technologies into its business.
The financial sector outpaces all other industries in hybrid cloud deployments – hosting workloads in both private and public cloud – but trail others in their use of multiple public cloud services, according to a new global report.
Artificial intelligence and emerging technologies like virtual personal assistants and chatbots are rapidly making headway into the workplace and predicted to replace almost 69% of a manager’s workload.
PAXUS: When the highly successful American businesswoman and HuffPost founder Arianna Huffington physically collapsed from exhaustion, she turned the experience into a wake-up call about the need for better work-life balance. Recognising the link between well-being and performance, she went on to establish a new global business that raises awareness about managing stress and preventing burnout.
SPONSORED NEWS: When the highly successful American businesswoman and HuffPost founder Arianna Huffington physically collapsed from exhaustion, she turned the experience into a wake-up call about the need for better work-life balance. Recognising the link between well-being and performance, she went on to establish a new global business that raises awareness about managing stress and preventing burnout.
Nearly 1.1 million Australians - or 7.8% of the workforce - were unemployed in October and to compound the bad news an additional 1.2 million (8.9% of the workforce) are now under-employed.
Freelancer releases its Q3 Fast 50, a quarterly index of the most sought-after skills - see the jobs which have shot up the scale this quarter and which have declined in demand.
Commission structures and high salaries are enticing benefits employers can offer to attract and retain top talent, however as an employer, there are times when you can’t always offer competitive monetary incentives. While you might think this puts your organisation at a disadvantage, a recent survey by SEEK revealed that 24% of Australians say that in addition to salary, employee benefits play a large role when deciding on where they want to work.
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